Employment Legislation Update - October 2014
Burnetts' employment law solicitors provide an update on the latest legislation coming coming into force during 2014.
Since the beginning of the month (October 2014), the list of prescribed persons to whom a worker may make a whistleblowing disclosure has changed. The new list includes new prescribed persons such as MPs, government ministers and 60 regulators including the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.
The change doesn’t alter the legal position which is that a worker will be protected if he or she makes a qualifying disclosure to a person on the prescribed list, reasonably believing that the failure disclosed is in the public interest and falls within the matters in respect of which that person is prescribed and that the information disclosed, and any allegation contained in it, are substantially true. However, employers who list ‘prescribed persons’ in their whistleblowing policies will need to update those lists to include the newly prescribed persons.
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Published: Monday 27th October 2014